Coverage of the merger between American Airlines and US Airways

States Join US Antitrust Review of Airline Merger

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    FILE - American Airlines and US Airways jets prepare for flight at gate at the Philadelphia International Airport, in this Feb. 14, 2013 file photo taken in Philadelphia. The merger of US Airways and American Airlines has been arroved by the bankruptcy court Wednesday March 27, 2013 giving birth to a mega airline with more passengers than any other in the world. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

    The attorney general of Texas and counterparts in other states joined a U.S. Department of Justice review of the proposed merger between American Airlines and US Airways.

    A spokesman for Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott says that Texas and 18 other states entered the federal antitrust review. He declined further comment.

    The companies announced in February that they planned to merge in a deal that would create the biggest airline in the world.

    Members of Congress have raised concern that if combined, American and US Airways would control about 70 percent of the takeoff and landing slots at Reagan National Airport outside Washington, D.C.

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